The 26-acre Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark marks the water park chain's third Texas location (the original is in New Braunfels, and a second park is in South Padre Island). It is also among the industry's first to include a retractable roof, which allows the park to remain open year-round by converting into an indoor water park during cold or inclement weather.
Like the other Schlitterbahn parks, the Galveston Island site is jam-packed with an impressive variety of slides and water rides, including a MasterBlaster uphill water coaster (a wild concept that the Schlitterbahn folks invented), the Boogie Bahn simulated surfing attraction, and The Torrent, a "tidal wave" river that's anything but lazy. An innovative "Transpotainment" system (another Schlitterbahn original) links many of the outdoor attractions and allow guests to ride a lazy river from one ride to the next without having to de-tube and wait in line.
Galveston Island, Texas
From San Antonio: I10E towards Houston, I45S towards Galveston to Exit 61st St., right on 61st St., right on Seawall Blvd., right on 81st St., Left on Lockheed St.
From Beaumont: I10W towards Houston, I45S towards Galveston, follow directions above.
From Corpus Christi: US 59N towards Houston, I45S towards Galveston, follow directions above.
From Dallas/Fort Worth: I45S towards Galveston, follow directions above.
Indoor Water Park Attractions:
Part of the park includes a retractable roof which allows it to remain open year-round and function as an indoor water park during colder months (and inclement weather in warmer months). The indoor attractions (which revert to outdoor when the weather obliges) include speed slides, a Torrent River, tube slides, a children's activity pool, a tipping bucket, and a hot tub.
Outdoor Water Park Attractions:
Transpotainment river system, FlowRider surfing ride, uphill water coaster, wave pool, body slides, speed slides, tube slides, family raft rides.
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